The worst player in the history of Liverpool FC hopes to become President of his country 4 years ago

The worst player in the history of Liverpool FC hopes to become President of his country

Could Donald Trump soon be the world's second least popular world leader? El-Hadji Diouf has big, big plans.

If you want to see a Liverpool fan spit, just mention the name El-Hadji Diouf, a man who himself is no stranger to the oral evacuation of his bodily fluids.


Just ask those Celtic fans.

He was a nasty piece of work, spending a couple of controversy-filled seasons at Anfield from 2002 before spells at Blackburn, Leeds, Bolton and Rangers among others.

Well, the 37-year-old wants to follow in the footsteps of George Weah - who became President of Liberia last year - and become an example to the youngsters of the Senegalese nation.



"I am looking after myself and my family. For many years I use to think about football but I have a new career and it is a political career," he said.

"I have taken the decision to do politics because I have people waiting for me to change things in my country and I'm ready to do that because I want to be the soldier of the youngsters.

"My future is defined. In the next two years I'll be joining politics, because I know from that point I can change a lot in football. I have a lot of passion for politics, and I have people in Senegal who are mentoring me. That is the future for me, because a lot of Senegalese people are able to listen to me."

Senegal's gain is coaching's - and football's - loss as Diouf has decided against a career in training young footballers to go wherever the ball isn't and taunt injured opponents.


"I took high-level coaching courses, but decided not to continue since I have better plans for things I want to do."

Senegal, our hopes and prayers are with you at this difficult time.